Nuclear Power & Radiation

"Yucca Haunts Admin's Lagging Efforts on Nuclear Waste Study Panel"

"While President Obama's fiscal 2011 budget proposal is expected to sound a death knell for the planned Yucca Mountain nuclear waste repository, the administration has so far failed to launch the blue-ribbon commission it promised almost a year ago to decide on a waste-disposal alternative."

Source: Greenwire, 01/12/2010

"Report Cites Crippling Infighting at Nuclear Site"

"The infighting among the federal officials in charge of the Savannah River Site, a federally owned nuclear site in South Carolina that won one of the country’s biggest pots of stimulus money, is so severe that it threatens to undermine public confidence in their work, a federal watchdog warned Thursday."

Source: NYTimes, 01/04/2010

"White House Is Urged to Help States With Nuclear Plants Stockpile Thyroid Drug"

"After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Congress passed a law instructing the federal government to help states build bigger stocks of a simple, cheap drug to protect people near nuclear power plants in the event of an accident or terrorist attack."

Source: NYTimes, 12/08/2009


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